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>> thank you for joining us this morning. sandra sandra we were in the u's yesterday. we will be in the mid to upper 40's said. the storm materializing over the great lakes region and into the midwest. that will affect us by sunday. on sunday, some of it washout with showers and isolated thunderstorms. mostly cloudy today, 45 to 48. we could see some drizzle. cloudy in chilly, 36 to 39 degrees tonight. clotted with the chance of rain and drizzle tomorrow. 53 to 56 -- cloudy with a chance of rain and drizzle tomorrow. not the clearest of weekends. more for you coming up. now let's check your friday
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morning commute. >> we have a busy friday morning commute. northbound 83 disclosed at mount carmel road because of a crash. avoid that for the time being. a couple of water main break is in the city. lombard is closed. another and one lane is blocked. a few incidents to be aware of this morning. 12 minutes on the outer loop west side. 95 south between the beltway and 32, 11 minutes. watch out for the northbound harrisburg expressway. this is 70 at 29. very light volume. this is the curtis creek drawbridge. looking just fine. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> some good news or a least we hope so.
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the nfl and the players ought to continue discussions. >> hours before the deadline, both sides agreed to extend by 24 hours. they have been negotiating for 10 days with the help of a negotiator. a lockout would affect the economy here in baltimore. jennifer franciotti is live this morning with more. >> the impact on baltimore city alone would be significant. not to mention the lost money if there is no football next season. according to folks here at m&t bank stadium, they fill the stands, more than 75,000 fans for a home game. many come to eat and drink in area restaurants. they spend money inside the
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stadium. the local economy could lose millions of dollars. >> hotel businesses, restaurants, bars, liquor stores. but also downtown, the retailers would be hurt as well. >> the list goes on and on. talking with liquor store owners and grocery store managers, they say on a typical day, they do anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 in business on game day. that is lot of money not being pumped into the local economy. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your thoughts on the labor dispute between the nfl football players and owners? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> we have had some good news.
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maryland has experienced a spike of business investment. in a report, maryland saw 25% growth in new and expanding businesses in 2010. some of the growth is attributed to stimulus programs. much more work needs to be done. that is similar to what governor martin o'malley has said. >> some of the areas we xl are the military bases and higher education, science discovery, healing. those are clusters where we can compete with states anywhere in the world. >> the unemployment rate in the state of maryland is all a little more than 7%. the number of people who file for unemployment benefits has dropped to the lowest levels since may of 2008.
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>> the band on reading text messages while driving is moving forward. -- the ban is moving forward. also, an outline was presented on the potential impact of increasing maryland alcohol tax. it could generate hundreds of millions of dollars. the tax hike would mean about 10 cents more a glass for consumers. the of all the hospitality committee disputes that claim. >> it is presented to people as if they are sitting at a bar and has to pay another dime. whether it is a point or a bottle. >> leaders believe the tax will be raised but not by 10%. how much is still under
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discussion. >> several bills remain unresolved. more issues came up at the state house this week. the governor called for an escape clause to its offshore wind mill in an attempt to keep utility rates at bay. the monthly utility bill could be increased by $1.50. some analysts say it could be closer to $4. a bill to reduce the estate tax. a specifically for family farms. the measure would exclude $5 million of value from the estate tax. >> a possible home invasion is under investigation in baltimore county. police are releasing few details. they say there are reports of suspects wearing masks and they fled from the scene.
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the investigation is ongoing. >> a woman was beaten and a mall. she was found in glen bernie wednesday evening. police say the motive appears to be robbery. the situation was critical. >> a driver and passenger were taken into custody. police say the driver was wanted in new jersey. the passenger jumped into the driver's seat and took off. the man was pursued on 95. he was taken into custody. both men are facing drug charges. >> 30 degrees. a deadly shooting inside a texas church. >> members of congress began a program which in alabama. what else is planned for the week, when we cover the nation. >> this is the beltway at wilkins avenue. wilkins avenue. [ male announcer ] achievement: embraces mondays.
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>> good morning. 33 degrees. we will see increasing cloudiness today. expect a gray weekend. we could use the rain. it might not be the best for your outdoor plants. a storm system is off to the west. it will take all long time to get here. it will slowly move through on sunday. high pressure is now -- we have more of an east southeast flow today. mostly cloudy skies. 45 to 48 degrees. cloudy tonight, 36 to 39. on saturday, we keep the clouds and maybe add some rain and drizzle. on sunday, it gets more active.
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i will break that down for you with the timetable coming up. >> thank you. police in dallas are investigating a deadly shooting inside a church. one man was found dead. police say they parishioners who could not reach anyone at the church looked through the window and saw somebody lying motionless on the floor and called police. >> there could be layoff notices to state workers in wisconsin today. the measure has strong corcrowds of protesters. the governor said if there are no real signs of progress, he will start alerting you yesterday about the layoffs. members of congress will begin a program in alabama. the program which begins today in birmingham fall by a visit to montgomery on saturday. participants will march across a
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bridge in some out to commemorate the anniversary of bloody sunday. >> 30 degrees on tv hill. coming up, the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> + a lot of the new movies hitting theaters this weekend. >> the accident on northbound harrisburg expressway has cleared.
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> tgif. >> thank goodness the it is
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friday. we have some good news. the accident on lake harrisburg expressway has been cleared. that is good news. we do have some situations in the city. lombard is closed because of tight water main break. one lane is blocked and one lane is getting by. we will watch for that. looking good on the major roadways. 66 on the topside of the beltway. 66 on 95 in the northeast corner. a live look outside at 70 and 29. the very light volume. this is the harrisburg expressway at mount carmel. you can see off to the right the traffic is moving in just fine north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. happy friday. >> thank you. we are looking good on the mta
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systems at this hour. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines. light rail on schedule from honeywell -- from hunt valley to crumble station. on the buses, the 36 spots with a diversion northbound at washington boulevard around some construction. i am kurt kronke. now back to sandra shaw. >> happy friday. nothing over the state of maryland. the area of high pressure has since moved up to the north. it has drifted out of our the senate. we will see more of an east wind today. a storm system is making its way across the ohio valley and will push through on sunday. that means showers. we will see signs today of some change. we have some cloud cover. increasing clouds today. 33 downtown. 28 in westminster.
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27 down to the south at the lower eastern shore around cambridge. any time we talk about march, we talk about ups and downs and a roller-coaster as we try to transition into spring. a slight chance for showers in the mountains of western maryland, a high of 40 degrees. our forecast high today, 45 degrees. we hit 39 yesterday. today, we're inching upward spurt by the weekend, we will be above normal. it will be rainy and cloudy. a high of 47 on the eastern shore. cloudy skies tonight. 36 to 39 the temperature range. the wind will maintain its flow from the south overnight tonight. we are on the mild side of things. there will be a higher pressure
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well to our north. the cold front will take awhile to push on through. it will approach on saturday night and make a deliberate slide across the mid atlantic on sunday. we seek shower activity saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. we cannot rule out some light rain or some drizzle on saturday. as we head into sunday, we see have the shower activity. snow on the northwest side of this thing. more showers and maybe a thunderstorm. we could see pockets of heavy rain or some isolated storms as this front pushes through. not quite out of here by monday. the eastern shore dealing with the line of showers. it will somewhat be a washout day on sunday. the weekend when not be the best.
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monday, breezy and 49. clearing's on tuesday with sunshine. more rain on wednesday and thursday. >> apple drops the price of its original ipad by $100. the ipad 2 will debut on march 11. apple extends a $100 credit to some original ipad owners. you need to present an original purchase receipts and request the refund. mazda announced a creepy recalled. spiders have been making cobwebs. the recall involves about 50,000 mazda 6's. dealerships plan to keep the spiders out. you can find a list of the
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latest recalls on our website, wbaltv.com. our consumer alert continues on our website. you confine videos that could help you on a daily basis. for you bargain hunters, there are new tools you could use to find deals. if you are not sure what to make for dinner, you can find videos on our website, wbaltv.com. >> the warmer weather may be helping give the job market a boost. jane king has looked at the bloomberg business report. happy friday to you. >> happy friday to you. always good on friday. always funny how that works. it is all about jobs said. charlie sheen is pitching products on twitter. he just started a twitter accounts on tuesday. he signed on with a beverly
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hills firm that helps get celebrity endorsements for products on twitter. stock futures are higher today. we do have to account signed to the big february jobs report. january numbers were pretty lousy. we have all that bad weather. retails were not hiring people. february job creation was much better. we think about 200,000 jobs were created last month. the biggest gains so far this year. we have some car bomb -- cardamom. the spice is being used on the websites with butter cookies. that is business. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news.
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back to you. >> mmm, butter cookies. i understand you have some good news possibly for homeowners. >> possibly. maybe a way to get the bank to agree what you owe on your mortgage. it is not official yet. i will tell you about that in the next report. >> thank you, jane. 30 degrees on tv hill. coming up, we'll get another look at your morning commute with traffic and weather together. >> don't forget to e-mail us your response to our water cooler question of the day. what are your thoughts on the labor dispute between the nfl football players and owners? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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>> several new movies are hitting the theaters this weekend. >> the rest of funding from with johnny depp as a lizard. we have a preview the >> we make sure things happen according to plan. >> matt damon crosses paths with a ballet dancer play by emily blunt. the two fall for each other. it is not their destiny to be each other. it is rated pg-13. >> where do you work? >> topher grace lies to a girl. an old high-school crushed invites him to a party. "take me home tonight" is rated
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r. do you becomes a beast in "be slay -- beauty becomes a beast in "beastly." it is rated pg-13. achan million tries to avoid becoming lunch -- a chameleon tries to avoid becoming lunch. he decides to play the role of the sheriff to save the town and maybe find a home. it is rated pg. that is the box office preview. >> my kids would probably like that. >> 5:26. 30 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- >> [inaudible]
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>> jennifer franciotti will have more on the nfl labor dispute. another fight breaks out at an area basketball game. several people are left injured. >> we're attracting a storm system just-in-time to the second half of your weekend. >> we have a couple of water main breaks to watch for in the city. a lot of families, which is fantastic, and we'll have them over on friday nights for dinner. so when i shop, i do buy a lot of things at once. it helps me to save money. now at giant, you can save more every time you shop. take advantage of thousands of weekly specials, real deals, 10-for-10s, and more. and watch the savings rack up. we get to visit with our friends. the kidset to visit with their friends, and we're doing it so low budget. that works for me. more savings every time you shop with your giant card.
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>> live, local, late-breaking, this is wbal-tv 11 news today. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back. i am stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. thank you for joining us this morning. let's check the weather and traffic on this friday morning. >> not as cold as yesterday. not quite as warm as wednesday. we're right in the military we had beautiful sunshine the last two days thanks to high pressure. will have more of an easterly south easily flow that will bring in some moisture from the atlantic. 28 at the airport. 31 in annapolis. temperature range between 45 and 48 degrees. normal is 50. tomorrow, we'll be into the low to mid 50's.
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the clouds are a consistent factor. we could see drizzle and rain tomorrow. showers and isolated thunderstorms on sunday. be aware. get the umbrella out. >> no major problems on the roads. we do have a couple of water main break in the city. one is at lombard. that is closed near central. westbound north avenue, one lane is black. one line it does get by because of the water main break. -- one lane is blocked. 60 minutes on a 95 northbound. 95 south, looking at eight minutes. -- 16 minutes on northbound 95. this is 70 near 29. not many people out there. this is a live view of the harrisburg expressway. an earlier accident is off to the right side. things are moving in just fine
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north and southbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. back to you. >> thank you. the nfl and the players have 24 more hours to work out a deal. >> each side opted to continue discussions. >> they have been negotiating for 10 days. people are hoping for the best because the law, could affect the economy here in baltimore. jennifer franciotti is live with more. >> this has more to do it than just what the players and owners. one missed football game would have a significant impact on the economy in maryland. mothers bar and grill is easily packed with purple pride on game day. >> we're packed to the rafters
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inside and outside. everybody eating and drinking from the guys to come in at 8:00 in the morning to the people who are meeting here to go walk to the game. >> if the stadium seats are empty, it could take a toll on local businesses like mother's. >> that is our top 10 busiest days of the year. that is when we do most of our business. that is when the staff makes most of their income. >> over 75,000 fans per lockout means the city stands to lose millions. >> restaurants -- >> certainly hotel businesses, restaurants, bars, liquor stores, of course. but also just generally downtown, the retailers would be hurt, as well. >> a partial season could sour the fan-team relationship. >> there will not be that enthusiasm. it is not like it will all go
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away. they will probably lose 20% of the fan base. >> fantasy football, address, all the things they get excited about before we start the regular season will come to a grinding halt, and i think that will upset them. >> cannot imagine a sunday without football during football season. talking with area liquor stores, the average liquor store does about $2,000 in average business. -- in after business. an average grocer's store does an extra $5,000 in extra business. reporting live, jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what are your thoughts on the labor dispute between the nfl football players and owners? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com.
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the fight breaks out at a high- school basketball game leaving several people injured. >> it started when two players started throwing punches. several charges could be pending. >> the fight between players escalated to eight to 10 separate fights. the sheriff's office said 50 to 60 people ended up in the brawl on the court. >> people were pushing and shoving and taking swings at each other. it was an escalated situation in a crowd. >> the punching and shoving was too much for the two sheriff's deputies working security. a man punched a boy from elkton. the boycott a bloody nose and lip. it was the same bullet that was choking the coach moments
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before. it is not clear if the man is a parent of a fallston player. harford county schools have a message for parents or adults who come to sporting events. >> we need the parents to model the behavior that we want our students to follow. even sometimes that might be difficult. we need the backing of the parents to help us, and to keep these sporting events where emotions can run high. we need to make sure they stay professional. >> george lettis, wbal-tv 11 news. >> two statins face criminal charges after they were caught with a gun in school. one of the students brought a gun to school, and show to another student, and put it in his bag. the gun was not loaded. the university issued an alert after told a suspicious person was spotted. police searched several
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buildings for the person with no luck. things will be back to normal at the social security building in woodlawn. there was a suspicious package. the package was found on a loading dock. there was electronic equipment inside. >> 30 degrees on tv hill. some breast cancer survivors could be any greater risk for balancing proms. >> that is next in
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>> good morning. 33 degrees this morning. it will be a grayish weekend.
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the high pressure is to our north. we are following a storm system over the ohio valley. it will take awhile to get through here. it will approach to bar night and push through on sunday. we will see cloudy skies today, 45 to 48. an improvement from yesterday. into tonight, 36 to 30 night with insulation from the clouds. cloudy will add into the mix some rain. the second half of the weekend and the pending storm, i will break that down for it with the timetable. back to you, mindy. >> some older breast cancer survivors may be a greater risk for balanced problems. a small study suggests the increase flores could be the
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result from hormone therapy used to treat breast cancer. there fall rates were nearly double the race for adults over age 65. >> good news for those of us who worked out in gyms. researchers swapped equipment on gyms and found no signs of the bacteria. more research is probably needed. it is spread from skin to skin contact rather than surfaced to scamper watch out where you put your fresh produce. there is a good chance the cart has fecal bacteria on it. 85 shopping cart handles were
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analyzed. many had e. coli and other bacteria. whites are now offered in many stores. using them is the best way to sanitize shopping carts. >> i am doing that from now on. i'm bringing my own wipes. >> i am wearing rubber gloves. time to get the apples. >> 30 degrees on tv hill. we'll hop the latest on the unrest in the middle east. >> president obama's demand of muammar gaddafi. >> how is the weekend shaping >> how is the weekend shaping up [ male announcer ] what if you could combine
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>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. kim dacey checking on your morning commute. not looking too bad so far. we have some water main breaks in the city.
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lombard street is closed because of one. one lane is blocked and one lane is getting by because of it water main break. we have a deer that was hit in the roadway blocking the roadway. watch out for lanham carroll county. otherwise, we're up to speed on the major roadways -- watch out for that in carroll county. a live look outside at the topside at harford road. picking up just a bit in volume. no delays or problems. this is the harrisburg expressway at mount carmel road. picking up southbound traffic. no problems or delays to report. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. now let's get the latest on the buses and the trains. for that we go to kurt kronke of the mta system. good morning. >> we are looking good on the mta system right now. no delays on penn, camden, and brunswick lines.
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light rail is on schedule. metro subway, east and westbound on schedule. we have the 36 bus diverting northbound at washington boulevard around some construction. i am kurt kronke. now back to sandra shaw. >> we are tracking a storm system. it will not make it to our neck of the woods until sunday. the ohio valley is in the line of fire. colder air plunges on into in. we have high pressure which gave us some sunny days. it is now to our north. more of an easterly flow. all little bit more moisture in coming to bed. that will mean more cloud cover. -- bill little more moisture coming in today. the coldest readings are near the state line. 33 downtown. 28 in cambridge. 31 in annapolis.
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we will have up for a high into the 40's today, even in the mountains of west virginia. a slight chance of showers to the west. increasing cloudiness. more clouds been sunshine today. 45 it is the forecast high. over to the eastern shore, around the ocean city, about 47 degrees today. tonight, we will have the east- southeast flow. the wind will diminish. a low of between 36 and 39. we have a high to our north. we're on the mild side of things. we will surge into the low 50s to the mid-50s. a cold front will move through here. you'll start to approach from saturday night. maybe a light shower or drizzle. then things get interesting on sunday. you can see the activity around 11:00 a.m. saturday morning.
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it will be kind of a gray, damp day. on sunday, and showers will be in coming at about 9:00 a.m. the heavier stuff still to our south. maybe some isolated thunderstorms. it will be heavy rain or the potential for some lightning as this front continues to move through. it will take all three of the overnight to clear the area. we will see a gradual clearing of the skies on monday. 49 is the normal high on monday. tuesday, 52 and mostly sunny. wednesday and thursday, would have another storm that will give a some showers on wednesday and a more significant chance of an all-out rainy day. >> president obama demands muammar gaddafi give up power. >> he did not order a no-fly zone over libya.
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a jet fighter joined the civil war. steve hamilton and has the story. >> colonel khadafy needs to step down from power and leave. >> president obama toughened his rhetoric after the escalation in libya. muammar gaddafi's warplanes launched attacks. no word on what if anything the libyan jets hit. the fighter attack had to be ordered by the libyan strongman. >> the violence must stop. muammar gaddafi has lost legitimacy to lead it and he must leave. those who perpetrate violence against the libyan people will be held accountable. >> aircraft to help evacuate foreigners from libya. he is not ordered u.s. warplanes to attack libyan warplanes that take off.
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-- groundingdafi's gaddafi's airforce. >> i think we could achieve a no-fly zone. >> it is not as simple as throwing up -- moving and aircraft carrier and deploying a bunch of planes. you have to take action to make sure you have year dominance of. >> action to eliminate the defenses. radar and missiles. action that president obama has not order. man, wbal-tvndles andman 11 news. >> so much more ahead -- >> including a look at one of your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> here is a look at last night's winning maryland lottery numbers. good luck.
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>> the nfl gets elise 24 hours to work out a deal. they tapped on 24 more hours on to the bargaining agreement. both sides have until 11:59 tonight. they have been negotiating for a mediator.h the league has had labor peace since 1987. that brings us to our water
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cooler question of the day. >> this morning we asked -- what are your thoughts on the labor dispute between the nfl football players and owners? >> keep sending us those responses. we will post more of your answers on the front page of wbaltv.com. >> good morning. president obama has some thoughts. we'll hear from him. the nfl owners and players still don't have a labor contract for the negotiating goes on. the size will meet again today after the extension was granted last night. the contract would expire at midnight tonight. roger goodell and his group arrived in d.c. yesterday and left with an extension just 10
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minutes before the union was going to de-certify. no word if the owners have agreed to a second extension. president obama was asked if he will intervene in the talks. in a not so subtle way, the president takes a shot at both sides. >> mike working assumption at a time when people are having to cut back and compromise and were about making the mortgage and paying for the kids' college education is that the party should be able to work and that without the president of the united states intervening. >> the moral is that you have people sacrificing a lot to get by, so put your $9 billion back into the sandbox and get it done. those are my words. the orioles are looking to start a new winning streak as they
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tied the detroit tigers. the three-game winning streak was snapped as the orioles lost to the twins. it was a gorgeous afternoon of baseball. not a bad way to spend it, dancing with a young lady. brian matusz had his spring training debut. two innings and two strikeouts. he is headed back to philadelphia where he will have fromll wart removed this pitch again. j.j. hardy with a good player. the orioles lose 2-0. good news, they're still talking in the owners and nfl. >> tell it like it is. >> did you just launch your campaign? >> thank you. here's a look ahead -- >> a married couple is killed and their son is the main suspect. >> many are standing up for what
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they considered a local piece of civil rights history. the location the first sit-in of the united states. >> our latest project report as some local teenagers proper production and new public service announcement. >> we will see increasing clouds today but milder temperatures. details just ahead. >> major roadways checking out ok. we have a couple of problems on the smaller roadways. [ dog barking, sirens wailing ]
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